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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 Explore Salzburg with a boat trip

An unusual way to explore Salzburg is the panorama boat: Amadeus.

From March bis October the panorama boat offers a variety of sightseeing tours: evening tours with a romantic candlelight dinner, extensive tours to the south of Salzburg and the castle of Hellbrunn or short city tours with a concert on the fortress of Salzburg afterwards. There is plenty of choice!

But what makes the panorama boat so special, is not only the tours. The boat is especially constructed to drive on the shallow water and is only 38 cm deep. Also the design with its large glas windows allows an unique panoramic city view of Salzburg.

Monday, June 25th, 2012 Traditional music on Salzburg’s streets

If you are in the city center of Salzburg and hear traditional music, then you might experience the ‘Salzburger Straßenmusik’.

Every Saturday from April until September (10-13 a.m.) various local music groups are in the city center, playing their music and showing traditional costumes and dances.

As enrichment to other street artist, the local groups can be found at various and changing places in the city center.

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 Week of Museums

On Sunday, May 20th the International Museum Day takes place. This years slogan is ‘World in change- museums in change’. On this occasion many museums in Salzburg city and country are free.

But even during the week a lot of museums can be visited for free. For example Mozarts Birthplace and the residence gallery.

On Tuesday May 15th the house of nature and on Wednesday the celtic museum in Hallein can be visited for free. The museum of modern art also takes place on Thursday as well as the open air museum and cathedral museum on Friday and the new residence and the baroque museum on Saturday.

All in all, 28 different museums in Salzburg are opening for free on Sunday!

Monday, March 19th, 2012 Art & Antique

Old residence, Salzburg

Art collectors and people interested in art and culture should not miss the exposition Art & and Antique from March 31-April 04.

Every year during Easter, the popular exposition for Art, Antique and Design takes place in the historic building of the Residence Salzburg. This year, the exposition has a new name, although the quality of the presented art is as good as always. As usual there is a wide range from Gothic Madonnas, Viennese art-deco design, rare rustic furniture, classics of modernism, selected vintage jewellery to contemporary works.

Monday, January 2nd, 2012 start the new year with a turn

Skiing is one of the most popular sports in Austria. In the middle of a snowy mountain scenery skiing is a lot of fun. Additionally, it also helps keeping your figure after the rich holiday-food.

There are many nice skiing resorts in Salzburg, many of them just a few driving minutes from the Sallerhof away. Big world famous ski regions as well as quaint little family winter vacation spots offer modern lifts and state-of-the-art gondolas that bring you up to well maintained slopes of all sizes and difficulty levels. 22 ski regions, 580 lifts and 1700km of pistes await you!

And if the weather isn’t good or you don’t feel like skiing: the city of Salzburg is always a nice and diverse place for excursions!

Monday, September 19th, 2011 harvest festival in Salzburg

An important part of the local calendar of events is the harvest festival. With over 2000 events in the country of Salzburg tradition and customs are revived and the harvest time is celebrated.

One particular popular event for example is the Ruperit-Kermesse (‘Ruperti-Kirtag) in the city center of Salzburg.

In honour of the name day of the patron saint (St. Rupert) a five day festival is organized with traditional food, music and other popular attractions.

With over 100.000 people visiting this feast, it is one of the most popular traditional events in Austria.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 Salzburg Fashion Weeks

For those who like fashion and style, the fashion weeks (September 1- September 17) in the city center of Salzburg is a highlight.

It’s the third time local companies are presenting their current fall-winter collection. The aim of the Fashion Weeks is to revive the city center and show the variety of local fashion.

There are events like fashion-shows, moonlight shopping, fashion body painting or guided shopping tours. Especially the guided shopping tours with like-minded people, professional stylists and make-up artists are an insiders’ tip and surely help you to find the right outfit! 

For further information visit the homepage of the city center in Salzburg

Sunday, August 21st, 2011 discover Salzburgs lanes and alleys

city view from the Steingasse


The city center of Salzburg is know for its small streets and lanes with their special medieval ambiance

The most famous one is the Getreidegasse (also the birthplace of W.A. Mozart) but also the other lanes are worth seeing.

The Steingasse is one of them, a little lane in the city center, with rich tradition. From August 26-27 it’s the first time there is going to be a feast in this particular street- the Steingassenfest.

The diverse shops (galleries, bookshops, second-hand bookshops, wine shops, coffee shops and other stores) have special offers and of course there are going to be musical and culinary highlights.

For the detailed schedule you can visit the homepage of the city center.

Friday, August 12th, 2011 Do you know the ‘Salzachgalerien’?

The ‘Salzachgallery’ is a yearly bazaar for art and craft on the promenade next to the river Salzach (city center).

During eight different weekends in the summer artists and craftsmen show and sell their work.

The Salzachgalerien are especially popular, among tourists as well as inhabitants, because of the special flair of this bazaar.

You can find more informations and dates on the homepage:

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 Salzburg Festival

It is August and the cultural highlight of Salzburg is in full activity. The first Festival in Salzburg took place in 1920 with the premiere of the famous play ‘Jedermann’ (everyman) of Hugo von Hofmannsthal.  The ‘Jedermann’ soon became very popular and was played every year since.

This year 186 events take place, for example the Mozart morning performance, the circle of the composer Schostakowitsch and plays from Gustav Mahler. Performing orchestras will be the Viennese Orchestra, the Berlin Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg and many other.

There will be the operas ‘Don Giovani’, ‘Macbeth’, Cosi fan tutti’ and ‘Le nozze di Figaro’ as well as two operas from Richard Strauss.

Traditional highlight is of course the well-known play ‘Everyman’. But also the other plays from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Peter Handke and William Shakespeare are worth seeing.

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